Duluth Fire Department Rescues Deer from Lester River

Updated: February 28, 2020 10:37 PM

The Duluth Fire Department rescued a deer that fell into Lester River Friday afternoon.


A bystander noticed the deer in distress and called for help.

The Department's six engine crew responded and was able to rescue the deer by throwing a lasso around its neck and pull it from the water.

Once the deer was ashore, fire fighters wrapped an emergency heated blanket around it.

After the deer warmed up, it wandered off. 

While fire fighters have rescued animals in distress in the past, this was a unique situation. They are glad the deer is okay.

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